Cobham AvComm Test Update - Issue Q1 2016


Issue Q1 2016
In the NewsInTheNews
Cobham AvComm Hosts Webinar with MissionCritical Communications
Cobham AvComm and MissionCritical Communications hosted  the webinar, "Is Your Digital RF Communications System Optimized?" on Thursday, 10 December.
This webinar was the highest registered and second highest attended webinar Mission Critical has ever hosted.
If you were unable to attend our webinar, you can still view a recording of it by clicking here.

The recorded webinar features:
* A brief synopsis on how digital radio technology works
* The effect of analog alignment on digital radios
* Deviation meters and how they affect measurements
After viewing this webinar, you will have a proper understanding of digital radio operations, the proper setting of audio parameters, and through the use of accurate deviation meters, how your digital radio performance can be significantly improved.
The NextGen Clock is Ticking!
There are less than 48 months until the ADS-B Out mandate is in place, and there are still over 250,000 aircraft yet to be properly equipped. To help you meet this challenge, AvComm has been working with avionics OEMs, the FAA and end users to modernize our test equipment and make sure you're prepared.
Globally, outdated Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems are being transformed with new technology to improve safety, efficiency and reduce costs as our congested skies will experience even more growth in the future. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recognized the need to bring global airspace governing authorities together to ensure compatibility with new standards resulting from the NextGen ATM transformation projects.
AvComm recognized the need to keep ahead of the NextGen requirements and has been hard at work ensuring that your testing requirements will be met. Our test equipment supports the NextGen RTCA Standards for Transponder (DO-181E), UAT (DO-282B), TCAS (DO-185B, DO-300) and ADS-B (DO-260B).
For more information, click here.
Testforce International (TFI) Named Master
Distributor for Europe/Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Cobham AvComm announced the selection of Testforce International (TFI) as a Master Distributor Company (MDC). TFI will have responsibility for the majority of the countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The responsibilities of our MDCS are as follows:
-Testforce Canada will have responsibility for all of Canada for all products.
-EDMO will have responsibility for:
  • The Northwestern and Central United States for all products
  • China for all products
  • And will still be responsible for selling products to MRO, FBO, airlines and aviation training institutes per their existing contract
-Integrated Procurement Technologies will have responsibility for:
  • The rest of the Americas with the exception of Canada, which will remain with Testforce Canada
  • The rest of APC with the exception of China
  • All FMS and FML sales
  • And excludes EDMO's existing sales to the aviation support markets described above 
-TestMart will continue to be our primary GSA partner.
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Advanced Technical Group (ATG) Databus Products in Full Production

In early 2015, Cobham AvComm announced a licensing agreement with Advanced Technical Group (ATG) in Miami Lakes, Florida. The licensing agreement is for the manufacture, sales and support of legacy JcAIR/Aeroflex databus and custom T1200B product lines. We are happy to inform our readers that these products are now in full production, and ATG has delivered various models, including the handheld 429EX, 429EBP, DT200, DT400H and T1200B products, along with expected deliveries of DT600 in March 2016.

Although there was a slight delay in product availability due to the transition phase, ATG is well on their way to a long-term commitment of providing databus products to our mutual customers around the world, with Cobham AvComm's full support.  
ATG may be contacted at 305-556-1957,, or visit their website:
Cobham AvComm Announces Release of Software Version 3.7.0 for the 3920B 
 3920 Radio Test Set
Cobham AvComm released software version 3.7.0 for the 3920B Series Digital Radio Test Set.
Version 3.7.0 has major changes and improvements across all platforms within the 3920 Series Radio Test Set, and it is strongly recommended that all units be upgraded to this new version.
Automated test script updates will only be supported for 3920's with a minimum version of 3.6.0 and above. Version 3.7.0 is compatible with all 3920 and 3920B models of the 3920 Series product line. All systems now support an additional feature in the cable offset configuration screen.
The user now has the ability to sweep test cables from 100 MHz to 1 GHz. Up to three cables can be stored, and the loss factor is automatically used based on the frequency that the generator or receiver is set to. This allows automatic compensation of cable loss for the power or level measurements as well as generator level.  
This feature was previously only available in Auto- Test applications. The feature requires the Tracking Generator Option 61. This is a very powerful and unique feature available only in the 3920 product line.
This software upgrade can be performed in the field. Click here to learn more about the 3920 software upgrade procedure.
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AEA Connect Europe
AEA Connect Europe
Cologne, Germany
January 26, 2016
Pax River Show
Lexington Park, MD
January 28, 2016
St. Pete Beach, FL
February 4-6, 2015
Changi Exhibition Centre
February 16-19, 2016
2016 Technology Fair
Milton Keynes, UK
February 25, 2016
Louisville, KY
March 1-3, 2016
APCO Western Regional 2016
Portland, OR
March 8-9, 2016
Reston, VA
March 15-17, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
March 21-25, 2016
Telford, UK
March 22-23, 2016
South Goa, India
March 28-31, 2016
Santiago, Chile
March 29-April 3
St. Cloud, MN
April 25-27, 2016

Atlanta, GA
April 25-28, 2016
Orlando, FL
April 27-30, 2016
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About Cobham AvComm 
Improving your operational efficiency with faster on-site test solutions.
We are a global leader in avionics, communications and synthetic test, monitoring and control for commercial, government and military applications. 
Our integrated, portable solutions enable our customers to carry out simultaneous testing on-site, reducing downtime of mission critical platforms and increasing operational efficiency.
 In This Issue


New Literature
 Quick Product Links



GPSG-1000 Portable Satellite Simulator

Upcoming Workshops
Cobham AvComm Digital Workshops
Attend this workshop and you will gain an understanding of how digital signaling works and how radio alignments can impact performance of digital systems.
You will also learn how to properly configure your radio test set to take accurate measurements. Various measurement techniques will be demonstrated with the Cobham 3920B and 8800S.
Attendees will be provided with lunch and entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Tampa - Wednesday, January 27th, 10:00am - 2:00pm, lunch provided, free to attend, Password: Tampa0127
Albuquerque - Wednesday, January 27th, 10:00am - 2:00pm, lunch provided, free to attend, Password: Albuq0127
Click here to register.

Indianapolis - Wednesday, February 24th, 10:00am - 2:00pm, lunch provided, free to attend, Password: Indiana0224
Click here to register.
NewLitNew Literature
IFF-7300S Brochure
The IFF-7300S Series is a powerful computer based system designed for the test and diagnosis of military avionics, including IFF transponders, interrogators, cryptos, and TACAN transceivers. The IFF-7300S contains all required resources and emulates all signals required to verify proper operation of the Unit Under Test (UUT).
 White Paper - "Is Your Digital RF Communication System Optimized to Provide the High Performance it was Designed to Deliver?"
This white paper is a culmination of over six months of research and testing, and it is the most comprehensive analysis written on how alignments of LMR digital radio transmitters impact the performance of digital radio receivers. 
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